Neja Fadil Wet Mill

  • First time cooperation: 2024
  • Cooperation model: Indirect Trade

About

Neja Fadil Wet Mill is a newly established specialty coffee processing unit located in the Guji region of Ethiopia. Built in 2017, the mill collaborates with 250 coffee farmers in Tobitu Tuta village. The establishment of Neja Fadil Wet Mill marks a significant step forward in enhancing the quality and value of local coffee.

Background

Before establishing his own wet mill, Neja Fadil gained valuable experience working in coffee collection for other mills in the region. This early work provided him with deep insights and valuable expertise in the coffee industry. In 2017, he decided to build his own processing facility in Tobitu Tuta village, Uraga district, Guji zone. This notable career move allowed Neja Fadil to directly manage the coffee processing and export process.

 


 

COFFEE GROWING REGION

 

Tobitu Tuta is a kebele (small administrative unit) in the Guji zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia. While Guji is renowned as a major coffee-growing area in Ethiopia, the residents of Tobitu Tuta have only recently started cultivating coffee. This gives Tobitu Tuta a unique distinction compared to other regions.

The coffee produced in Tobitu Tuta is famous for its high quality and distinctive flavors. The beans often exhibit bright citrus and stone fruit notes, with specific flavors including tangerine, grapefruit, and brown sugar. The altitude and unique growing conditions contribute to the excellent quality of this coffee.

 

Operating model and objectives

Neja Fadil Wet Mill collaborates with 250 farmers living around Tobitu Tuta village. The efforts of the mill owner, Neja Fadil, encouraged more local farmers to start growing coffee, contributing to the development of the coffee industry in the region. The wet mill aims to improve coffee quality from the cultivation stage by providing farmers with technical guidance and support.

In addition to improving the economic conditions for local farmers by providing a stable market for their coffee, Neja Fadil Wet Mill also contributes to the overall quality control of coffee farming in the area. Neja Fadil has been involved in expanding farmer registration and implementing agronomic training programs. He also focuses on sustainable development and building long-term cooperative relationships with the farmers.

Neja Fadil – Collaboration of XLIII Coffee

Growing trend in Specialty coffee

The rise of private wet mills like Neja Fadil is an increasing trend in Ethiopia. This opens up opportunities for the country’s coffee industry to develop and improve quality, especially in the specialty coffee segment.

With its initial scale of operations and development orientation, Neja Fadil Wet Mill has the potential to become a reputable coffee processing unit in the Guji region. Coffee processed at Neja Fadil’s wet mill is known for its high quality. Its unique flavor profile has helped its coffee gain recognition in the specialty coffee market.

Amid the robust development of Ethiopia’s coffee industry, the emergence of private wet mills like Neja Fadil plays a crucial role in enhancing the value and status of Ethiopian coffee in the international market. This also brings economic benefits to the farming community and promotes sustainable development in coffee-growing regions like Guji.

Neja Fadil – Collaboration of XLIII Coffee